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Welcome New Livestock Advisor
Welcome New Livestock Advisor - Brooke Latack
After many years without one, UCCE-Imperial County recently hired a new livestock advisor. Brooke Latack graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science, focusing on the environmental impacts of livestock production. She worked on projects involving a broad range of management practices and integrated interactions between crop and livestock production to understand the sustainability of animal protein production.
She plans to help producers in Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties through programs covering livestock nutrition, management techniques, environmental factors affecting producers and the community, and other critical topics. She looks forward to meeting producers and community members to help develop strong relationships and provide meaningful programs. Brooke can be reached at (442) 265-7700.
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Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series
The latest research-based advice on weathering a drought is now available free online. The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is working to help farmers cope with the unwelcome outcome of historically low rainfall the last three years. UC scientists, with support from the California Department of Water Resources, have recorded video presentations on high-priority drought webpages.
Each presentation is about one half hour in length and are available at the link below:
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is knows about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at UC ANR drought website. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
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Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course offered Nov. 14-16
Posted 10/4/2017 - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will be offering a three-day, multi-topic Pistachio Production Short Course on Nov. 14-16, 2017. Held in Visalia, this course will provide participants with the latest information and research from several...
UC ANR Global Food Initiative fellows take aim at food insecurity and obesity
Posted 10/3/2017 - Three University of California students have been selected by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as Global Food Initiative (GFI) fellows for 2017-18. UC Berkeley graduate students Kristal Caballero, Elsbeth Sites and Sonya Zhu are the GFI...
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